June 30, 2017

Ex-Bandidos member suing SPVM, city of Montreal for $6.5 million

Tony Duguay, a former member of the Bandidos motorcycle club convicted in 2006 for the murder of Hells Angels member Normand “Biff” Hamel and then acquitted in 2016 (link is external), is suing the city of Montreal, the SPVM and two detectives for $6.5 million, Le Journal de Montréal reports.

Duguay was acquitted in 2016 by the Quebec Court of Appeal when informant Sylvain Beaudry admitted to lying during his testimony. According to court documents, Duguay said he blames former police detective Benoit Roberge and detective Jean-Pierre Pelletier for making “intentional errors” to force Beaudry to “lie in court” to obtain a guilty verdict.

Duguay, 44, is suing for moral, monetary and punitive damages. He was arrested in 2002 during Operation Amigo, which marked the end of the Rock Machine gang. He was charged for conspiracy, drug trafficking and gangsterism. Duguay spent seven years and nine months in the Donnacona maximum security facility before being acquitted.

Meanwhile, Roberge was granted day parole (link is external) in August 2016 after serving two years of an eight-year sentence. Roberge, who is also known as the “SPVM mole,” admitted to the Parole Board of Canada that he often crossed the line during his career.
“I have committed crimes to stop motorcyclists,” he confessed. “I’ve made certain maneuvers, and I asked informants to commit crimes. I regret it.”

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Vagos Case Court Filing in Las Vegas Reports Bombing Threats

Prosecutors in Las Vegas say telephoned bomb threats are reasons to deny bail to a defendant in a criminal racketeering case involving 23 accused Vagos motorcycle club leaders, members or associates.

Defense attorney Chris Rasmussen on Thursday dismissed the account by prosecutors as a desperate and unsubstantiated attempt to keep his client, John Seimer (SEE'-mer), in federal custody until trial.

Court filings cited two telephoned threats last Saturday to the FBI and Los Angeles police.

Prosecutors said both referred to the June 16 arrests of Vagos case defendants and named Seimer.

One caller also named two other defendants and said a bomb had been placed to explode on or before Friday. The FBI and U.S. prosecutors didn't immediately respond to telephone and email messages.


Head of Rock Machine biker gang arrested in drug bust

Jean-François Émard, the presumed head of biker gang Rock Machine, was among six arrested in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Thursday morning. The arrests were part of a larger anti-drug operation by the Sûreté du Québec, in which his home was searched and methamphetamine, prescription pills and a loaded weapon were seized.

The SQ also searched two other locations where drugs, notably cocaine, methamphetamine and weed, were known to be sold. Émard and two of the arrested women, Jessica Chercuitte-Dallaire and Roxanne Gagnon, appeared in court in Valleyfield today.

Émard faced charges of drug trafficking, possession of a firearm, indecent acts and obtaining property by committing a crime. Gagnon also faced charges of drug trafficking and obtaining property by committing a crime, while Chercuitte-Dallaire was charged with drug trafficking.
Émard was released from prison in April after having spent five months behind bars.

Canada - BN.

June 29, 2017


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Cops gone BAD: Deputy who got fired for trying to get his ex busted wants his job back

A sheriff’s deputy who was fired in 2013 after he allegedly planted cocaine and meth in his ex-girlfriend’s car is now suing to get his job back, claiming he should be reinstated with back pay due to a lack of evidence. Brandon Klecker, a seven-year veteran of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, was fired in September 2013 after an internal investigation revealed that he encouraged at least five other officers to pull over his former girlfriend to make a “good arrest,” the Desert Sun reports.
“This would really help me out,” lecker allegedly told one officer, according to internal files from the sheriff’s department released this month only because Klecker sued the department in January to get his job back, along with back pay that would likely exceed $200,000.

Days after Klecker’s request, his ex-girlfriend found a baggie of cocaine beneath the passenger seat of her car on Christmas Day in 2012. The officers contacted by Klecker didn’t act on his purported tips, but his actions instead raised enough suspicion for the sheriff’s department to begin investigating him instead. Several claims were subsequently uncovered, including Klecker allegedly following his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend before challenging him to a fight in a city street and another instance during which the sheriff’s deputy allegedly searched the woman’s home for her new beau while holding a gun.

It was never proven, however, that Klecker planted the cocaine in the woman’s car – as well as a bag of meth four days later – but the sheriff’s department noted Klecker’s attempts to set his ex-girlfriend up in his termination letter.
“Although this investigation did not find clear evidence that you planted drugs in her vehicle, it did determine you were egregious in your attempts to have her pulled over and arrested,” the letter read. “You made several attempts to have other deputies conduct traffic enforcement stops of (your ex) and even told them there should be drugs in the vehicle.”

The letter also stated that Klecker still had keys to his ex-girlfriend’s car, as well as the woman’s fears that she was being followed by him.
“(She) expressed concern she was being followed and further alleged the drugs were possibly planted inside her vehicle by you because you still had the spare key to her vehicle and were trying to get her in trouble,” the letter read.

Klecker’s attorney declined to comment when reached by The Desert Sun, but Klecker disputed the story when reached by the newspaper.
“I can assure you one thing, your article could not be further from what happened,” Klecker said, without elaborating.

Klecker appealed his firing to an administrative arbitrator, who upheld his termination. He later filed a lawsuit against the sheriff’s department in Riverside County Court. Officials at the sheriff’s department declined to comment, citing Klecker’s ongoing litigation. Three other Riverside County deputies have recently filed similar lawsuits within the past year to get their jobs back, including one deputy fired in 2015 after he failed to call an ambulance for a man who spent at least 45 minutes trying to crawl into his apartment. None of the officers have been rehired, the newspaper notes.

The incidents had been previously kept out of public record due to California’s restrictive laws that keeps police misconduct records confidential in most cases unless officers are charged with a crime.

At least 38 other states make some form of police misconduct records available to the public, according to the Desert Sun. Meanwhile, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said it considered criminal charges against Klecker but decided not to prosecute due to a “lack of sufficient evidence,” according to spokesman John Hall, who declined to indicate what charges were considered.


Third biker arrested in slaying of rival gang member

A third biker wanted in the murder of a rival biker during Leesburg Bikefest weekend was arrested Tuesday. Miguel Angel Torres III, 37, of Rockledge was the Outlaw Motorcycle Club member who reportedly forced David Russell James Donovan and his fellow Kingsmen MC chapter members out of the Circle K.

Torres allegedly put a knife to Donovan’s throat, directed him to the corner of the building and forced him to his knees before another Outlaws member, Marc Edward Knotts, shot him in the back, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Donovan later died of his injuries at a hospital.
Torres was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The heavily tattooed Torres remained in the Lake County Jail on Wednesday morning without bail. Torres, who had a warrant out for his arrest, was taken into custody at the Lake County courthouse.

The shooting occurred the night of April 29 at Circle K on West Main Street, a few miles west of Leesburg Bikefest going on in downtown Leesburg. According to police and the prosecutor on the case, Torres, Jesus Alberto Marrero, 35, and Gregory Alan Umphress, 32, had confronted Donavan and three other Kingsmen in the store, demanded they give up their vests and club insignias and forced them outside when they refused.

According to a police report, the Outlaws had been challenging several motorcycle clubs throughout Florida, including the Kingsmen, to join their group or “submit to their authority.”
They demanded the club insignias of those who refused.
But once in the parking lot, an Outlaws member put a large knife to Donovan’s throat, forced him to his knees and demanded he surrender his vest. Donavan refused and Knotts, president of the Ocala/Marion County chapter of the Outlaws, reportedly ordered his men to “shoot that (expletive).”
The Outlaws fled.

Donovan, who went by the nickname Gutter, was shot three times in the back and died at a Sanford hospital days later. Knotts, who was shot in the incident, and Marrero, 35, already have been indicted with principal to capital murder and kidnapping in the slaying. Authorities are still looking for Umphress.


June 28, 2017

Razzia gegen La Familia Saarbrücken

Drogenhandel, Falschgeld, getürkte Fahrkarten: Die Vorwürfe gegen Mitglieder der Rocker wiegen schwer. Polizisten in blauer Uniform stehen im Eingang eines Eckgeschäfts in der Burbacher Jakobstraße 2. Davor parkt ihr großer Einsatzwagen. Die Ladentür steht sperrangelweit offen.

Es ist acht Uhr am Dienstag, als die groß angelegte Razzia im Saarbrücker Stadtteil losgeht. Sie richtet sich gegen Mitglieder der Rockerbande La Familia, die hier einen Club unterhält. Von außen ist er vor neugierigen Blicken bestens geschützt: Rote Folie schirmt die Schaufenster ringhersum ab. Darauf gedruckt: ein martialisch-grimmig dreinschauender Totenkopf mit Mütze und Initialen der Gruppe. Gitter schützen die großflächigen Scheiben des alten Hauses, als befürchteten die Betreiber des Ladens Randale und Attacken.

Drinnen sind Männer zugange, durchsuchen die Räume. Die Fahnder wollen Beweise sichern.
Beweise, die womöglich Mitglieder der Splittergruppe der berüchtigten Hells Angels MC Saarbrücken gleich mehrerer Straftaten überführen könnten. So verdächtigt die Saarbrücker Staatsanwaltschaft acht Männer, Blüten unters Volk zu bringen. Das ist noch nicht alles: Sie sollen mit Drogen einen florierenden Handel betreiben. Banden- und gewerbsmäßig. Außerdem sollen die Rocker Fahrscheine türken; Urkundenfälschung, wie es so schön im Amtsdeutsch heißt.

Harte Vorwürfe, die nach monatelangen Ermittlungen des Dezernats Organisierte Kriminalität beim Landespolizeipräsidium im Raum stehen. Diese überzeugten offensichtlich einen Richter am Saarbrücker Amtsgericht davon: Die Clubräume in dem Saarbrücker Stadtteil müssen durchsucht werden. Und nicht nur die. Die La Familia Basis in St. Wendel steht ebenfalls auf der Liste sowie acht Wohnungen im Landkreis St. Wendel und im Regionalverband Saarbrücken. Die Ausbeute der Ermittler an diesem Vormittag ist beachtlich: Acht Kilo Drogen stellten sie sicher. Hinzukommen Berge von Waffen, darunter illegale wie Elektroschocker und Macheten.

Während die Fahnder im Gebäude arbeiten, sind Vertreter der unter Beobachtung stehenden Rockergruppe nicht zu sehen, die sich an ihrer Kluft zu erkennen gäben. Die Aktion läuft ruhig ab. Was in Rockerkreisen nicht immer üblich ist. Besonders die weltweit gefürchteten Hells Angels, denen sich La Familia Saarbrücken verbunden fühlt, sind für Milieustraftaten wie Gewalt und Rauschgiftgeschäfte bekannt. Insbesondere ihre Rivalität mit den konkurrierenden Bandidos sorgte schon oft für blutige Schlagzeilen. So lieferten sie sich beispielsweise in Europa einen erbitterten Rockerkrieg. Mitglieder schreckten vor Mord nicht zurück.

Über die Splittergruppe La Familia ist recht wenig bekannt. Nur dass sie sich als Unterstützer der großen Vorbilder sehen. In Saarbrücken gibt sich die Gruppe testosterongesteuert: So preist sie eine Sommerparty mit den Vorzügen einer Oben Ohne Bedienung sowie Streaptease an.

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Polizei Razzia gegen Osmanen Germania

20 Wohnungen, Geschäftsräume und Fahrzeuge, die Mitgliedern der Rockerähnlichen Rocker Gruppe Osmanen Germania Boxclub zugeordnet werden, sind heute in drei Bundesländern durchsucht worden. Ein Schwerpunkt dabei: der Kreis Böblingen.

Bei einem Großeinsatz ist der Polizei am Dienstag ein Schlag gegen die Organisierte Kriminalität gelungen. 400 Beamte der Landes- und Bundespolizei, darunter drei Spezialeinheiten, durchsuchten gleichzeitig in drei Bundesländern Wohnungen, Geschäftsräume und Fahrzeuge, die Mitgliedern der rockerähnlichen und nationaltürkischen Gruppierung Osmanen Germania BC zugeordnet werden.

Ein Schwerpunkt dabei: der Landkreis Böblingen. „Hier wurden sechs Objekte durchsucht“, sagte ein Sprecher des Landeskriminalamt BW Stuttgart. In welchen Städten genau die Beamten tätig geworden seien, könne er aber nicht bekannt geben. Im Großraum Stuttgart waren außerdem je zwei Objekte im Kreis Esslingen und im Kreis Göppingen sowie je eines im Kreis Ludwigsburg und in Stuttgart im Visier der Ermittler gewesen. Auch in den Kreisen Calw, Reutlingen und Tübingen sowie in Hessen und Nordrhein-Westfalen fanden Razzien statt. Dabei wurden fünf Männer im Alter von 19 bis 45 Jahren festgenommen. „Eine Festnahme fand im Kreis Böblingen statt“, sagte der Sprecher. Die fünf Verdächtigen sollten noch im Laufe des Dienstags einem Haftrichter vorgeführt werden.

Polizei stellt Beweismaterial sicher
Bereits am Samstag, 24. Juni, waren zwei Türkische Staatsbürger im Alter von 34 und 37 Jahren in Hessen von Spezialkräften festgenommen und später in Untersuchungshaft gebracht worden. Gleichzeitig wurden auch vier Wohnungen und mehrere Fahrzeuge durchsucht, berichtete das Landeskriminalamt.

Alle sieben Männer stehen im Verdacht, andere Mitglieder der Osmanen Germania, die die Gruppe verlassen wollten oder sich Anweisungen widersetzt hatten, teils erpresst, beraubt und brutal zusammengeschlagen zu haben.

Nach dem Ermittlungsstand sei auch in zumindest zwei Fällen der Tod des Opfers in Kauf genommen worden. Eine dieser Taten habe sich im Landreis Böblingen, die andere im Landkreis Esslingen ereignet, teilte die Staatsanwaltschaft mit. Unter den Männern, die festgenommen wurden, sollen sich auch führende Mitglieder der Osmanen Germania BC befinden.

Bei den Durchsuchungen stellte die Polizei umfangreiches Beweismaterial sicher. So fanden die Ermittler unter anderem eine Scharfe Schusswaffe sowie vier Schreckschusswaffen, Hieb- und Stichwaffen, Rockerinsignien, Bargeld, Schmuck und Rauschgift. Darüber hinaus stellte die Polizei zwei Autos sicher.

Osmanen Germania rückten in den Fokus
Bereits seit Ende 2016 ermitteln die Staatsanwaltschaft Stuttgart, das LKA, die Bundespolizeidirektion Stuttgart sowie die Polizeipräsidien Ludwigsburg und Stuttgart gegen Mitglieder rockerähnlicher Gruppierungen, da es in diesem Milieu immer wieder zu gewalttätigen Auseinandersetzungen gekommen war. „Dabei rückte auch die Gruppierung Osmanen Germania BC in den Fokus“, sagte der Sprecher des Stuttgarter Landeskriminalamts.

Bei ihren Ermittlungen seien die Beamten auf mehrere Straftaten aufmerksam geworden, darunter ein Versuchter Mord, Räuberische Erpressung und Verstöße gegen das Betäubungsmittelgesetz.
Gruppierung: Die „Osmanen Germania Boxclub“ sind eine Rockerähnliche Gruppierung, die als nationaltürkisch geprägt gilt. Sie wurde im Jahr 2014 in Frankfurt ins Leben gerufen. Die Zahl der „Osmanen“ in Baden-Württemberg schätzt das Landeskriminalamt stabil auf rund 100 Personen. Ihnen werden gute Kontakte in die türkische Politik nachgesagt.

Konflikt: In Stuttgart und Ludwigsburg war es zu teils gewalttätigen Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Mitgliedern der Osmanen sowie der sogenannten Stuttgarter Kurden beziehungsweise der kurdischstämmigen Gang Bahoz gekommen. Dabei wurden mehrere Menschen verletzt. Nach Erkenntnissen der Polizei ist Bahoz in Teilen aus der mittlerweile verbotenen Gruppierung Red Legion hervorgegangen. Zurzeit gibt es rund 50 Ermittlungsverfahren um die Auseinandersetzungen zwischen den beiden Gruppen

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Full return of Hells Angels looming in Nova Scotia: police

Police say violence, drug trafficking associated with biker gangs is on the rise in the province

Police in Nova Scotia say they expect a full-fledged chapter of the Hells Angels to be established in the province in a matter of months.

Last year, a support club opened in Musquodoboit Harbour, just east of Dartmouth. Police say that club is already having an impact.
"We have seen, over the course of the last six months, a number of incidents that have gone unreported to police," said RCMP Cpl. Michael Kerr in a briefing with reporters on Tuesday.

Kerr cited cases where victims of crime wouldn't come forward or couldn't be located, or witnesses wouldn't co-operate with investigators.

Police in Nova Scotia say they expect a full-fledged chapter of the Hells Angels to be established in the province in a matter of months. (Radio Canada)

Growing into full-fledged chapter

Police said Tuesday that the support club is on its way to becoming a full Hells Angels chapter.
"The Hells Angels have a sordid history in Nova Scotia and we do not want to see history repeat itself," said RCMP Insp. Mike Payne.

He heads the Criminal Intelligence Service of Nova Scotia, which tracks outlaw motorcycle gangs in the province. He noted that the Angels first came to prominence in 1984 when they established a Halifax chapter.

By 1991, Payne said, competition for control of the province's drug trade was peaking. He said that led to bombings and other violence, including murder. Barry Kirk Mersereau, 48, and his wife Nancy Christensen, 47 were shot and killed in their home in Centre Burlington in September 2000, victims of that drug war. Kirk's brother, Randy Mersereau, was the target of a bombing at his car dealership in Bible Hill shortly before the pair were killed. Randy Mersereau survived the blast but disappeared shortly afterwards. It wasn't until 2003, when most members of the Halifax chapter were jailed in a major police operation that the Angels presence in Nova Scotia effectively ended.

Spreading to smaller communities

Police said Tuesday that outlaw motorcycle gangs are not just a big-city problem but also have an impact on smaller communities around the province.
"People are reporting, in particular, violence, violent incidents involving members and associates of these clubs," said Sgt. Ryan Leil of New Glasgow Police.
"That's the majority of what we're reporting now."

Leil heads Pictou County's integrated street crime enforcement unit. He also helps train officers in police forces around the province in how to deal with outlaw motorcycle gangs.

Angels not the only gang

The Angels aren't the only concern for those officers. RCMP Insp. Payne said a rival gang, Bacchus, also has a presence in Nova Scotia.
"They seem to be co-existing at the moment with the Hells Angels but they're traditional rivals," Payne said.

While police won't pin down exactly when a full Hells Angels chapter will be established, they say the looming threat is a concern.
"It would be naive to think that outlaw motorcycle gang members are not in Nova Scotia," said Kerr. "What I can tell you is we are getting reports of increased violence, increased drug trafficking and other related crimes that are associated with outlaw motorcycle gangs."

Canada - BN.

June 26, 2017

Norsk Gremium MC medlem i kritisk tilstand efter overfald Skt. Hans aften i Oslo

Et norsk Gremium MC medlem ligger fortsat på hospitalet efter, at være blevet overfaldet i fredags til en MC fest i Oslo. Efter sigende skulle hans tilstand være meget kritisk, og vi er her på MC & Gjengkriminalitet i løbet af aftenen af pålidelige kilder blevet oplyst, at hans tilstand skal være så kritisk, at man frygter han måske ikke vil overleve.

Læs: Gremium medlem indlagt med brud på kæben og en mulig hjernebødning efter voldsomt overfald til en fest i Oslo.

Kilder oplyser ligeledes til MC & Gjengkriminalitet, at der tidligere i formiddags måske også skulle havde været en ransagning hos Hells Angels på Alnabru ved Oslo, da meget politi skulle være set ved Hells Angels afdelingen ved 11-tiden.

Om denne politiforretning har noget sammenhæng med fredagens overfald at gøre, er endnu ikke blevet bekræftet, men noget kunne tyde på det, da overfaldet på det højtstående Gremium MC medlem i følge kilder skulle være begået af flere personer med relation til Hells Angels MC.

Vi følger her på MC & Gjengkriminalitet sagen, og vil løbende opdatere på sagen så snart nye informationer modtages om udviklingen.

MC & Gjengkriminalitet
Stockholm &  Copenhagen

No Surrender MC - 1.st World Run

June 25, 2017

Norsk Gremium medlem indlagt med brud på kæben og en mulig hjernebødning efter voldsomt overfald til en fest i Oslo.

Fredag aften var det Skt. Hans. En aften, hvor mange tager til stranden for at kigge på bål og hygge med familien og venner.
Sådan blev det så bare ikke for et norsk medlem af Gremium MC fra Oslo, som nu er indlagt på hospitalet med brud på kæben og en mulig hjerneblødning efter, at have fået tæsk til en MC fest i Oslo.

Fra kilder i det norske MC-miljø har vi på MC & Gjengkriminalitet fået oplyst, at der skulle være tale om et højtstående medlem fra Gremium MC Norway fra Oslo, som har en fortid i Hells Angels.

Kilder fortæller også, at det var personer med tilknytning til netop Hells Angels MC, som skulle havde overfaldet medlemmet fra Gremium MC, og der var tale om mellem 6 og 8 personer.

I forvejen er der mange tidligere Hells Angels folk i Gremium MC Norway, og stemningen har langt fra været god mellem de to klubber i Norge. Med fredagens overfald skal man heller ikke forvente, at det vil blive bedre, men nok mere gå ud fra, at forholdet mellem de to store MC-klubber i Norge, der kun vil blive mere anspændt. Hvordan og hvorledes dette overfald nu vil påvirke det norske MC-miljø, det må tiden så bare vise, men mon ikke man kan regne med, at det ikke bliver en dans på roser.

MC & Gjengkriminalitet
Stockholm - Copenhagen

Dette fant politiet da de ransaket Hells Angels-lokalene i Trolla

Tirsdag 13. juni kom en 57 år gammel mann kjørende i Ila. Mannen, som politiet mener er et av medlemmene til Hells Angels (HA) i Trondheim, ble vinket til siden av en politipatrulje.
- Mannen, som har tilhold i lokalene til Hells Angels i Trolla, ble stoppet i en trafikkontroll på grunn av kjøreadferd og fart, sier politiadvokat Bente Bøklepp ved Trøndelag politidistrikt.

LES OGSÅ: Hells Angels kan bli styrtrike

Mistenkte oppbevaring

Etter å ha stoppet ham, fattet patruljen i tillegg mistanke om at han var påvirket.
- De mente det var tegn på at han hadde misbrukt narkotika. Han erkjente da også å ha brukt amfetamin dagen før, sier politiadvokaten. Denne opplysningen gjorde at politiet antok at han kunne oppbevare narkotika, og en politijurist besluttet at det skulle ransakes i Trolla Brug - klubblokalene til Hells Angels i Bynesveien 100. Ransakingen ble gjennomført på formiddagen 14. juni.

LES OGSÅ: Væpnet politiaksjon mot Hells Angels

Fant trolig narko og doping
- Vi ransaket rommet hans (til 57-åringen journ.anm.) og fellesarealene i Trolla Brug. På rommet fant vi 15 gram av det vi mener er amfetamin samt mindre mengder hasj. Vi fant også to tabletter - trolig ecstasy, sier Bøklepp.

I fellesarealene ble det funnet mindre mengder hasj samt ca. 15 gram av det politiet mener er amfetamin, opplyser hun videre.
- Funnet av dette gjorde at det ble ransaket på de andre rommene i lokalet som sto åpne - til to andre personer (49 og 57 år), sier Bøklepp.

I det ene rommet, som politiet mener tilhører 49-åringen, fant politiet i underkant av det de mener er 20 gram amfetamin.
- I rommet til den siste mannen ble det funnet fem gram av det som trolig er amfetamin, 75 gram hasj og anabole steroider, sier Bøklepp.

LES OGSÅ: - Ren taktikk fra politiets side

Ville ikke forklare seg

Kun HA-medlemmet som ble stoppet i trafikkontrollen er så langt forsøkt avhørt om beslaget.
- Han benyttet seg av sin rett til å ikke forklare seg, men erkjente bruk av amfetamin da han ble stoppet, gjentar Bøklepp.

49-åringen og den andre 57-åringen var ikke til stede i lokalet da ransakingen skjedde. De er så langt ikke konfrontert med det politiet fant, men vil bli innkalt til avhør. Det har foreløpig ikke vært grunnlag for å oppnevne forsvarere på det offentliges regning i saken, opplyser Bøklepp.

LES OGSÅ: - Vi jakter på pengestrømmen

Tre HA-medlemmer siktet

Mannen som ble stoppet i politikontrollen er siktet for kjøring i påvirket tilstand samt bruk og oppbevaring av narkotika, mens de to andre HA-medlemmene er siktet for oppbevaring av narkotika og dopingmidler etter ransakingen, opplyser Bøklepp.

- Hva tenker politiet om det som ble funnet i lokalene?
- Det er ikke overraskende for oss ut ifra historikken til de som har tilhold i Trolla Brug, sier politiadvokaten.

LES OGSÅ: HA-topp narkodømt i Frostating lagmannsrett

Ingen stor innsats

Også i 2010 ble det gjennomført politiaksjoner mot HA-lokalene i Trolla , og i de påfølgende årene ble sentrale personer i Hells Angels dømt i ulike straffesaker. Siden har det vært ganske stille rundt HA i Trondheim. Politistasjonssjef Arve Nordtvedt ved Sentrum politistasjon i Trondheim opplyser at de da heller ikke har rettet noen stor innsats mot MC-miljøet på en stund.
Tidligere politiaksjon: Også i januar 2010 slo politiet til og ransaket Hells Angels sin lokaler i Trolla. Flere personer ble pågrepet i den væpnede aksjonen. (Foto: Glen Musk, Adresseavisen)
Tidligere politiaksjon: Også i januar 2010 slo politiet til og ransaket Hells Angels sin lokaler i Trolla. Flere personer ble pågrepet i den væpnede aksjonen. Foto: Glen Musk, Adresseavisen
- Vi klarer ikke å prioritere alt til enhver tid, men vi prøver å følge opp det som rører seg i distriktet og målretter ressurser mot det vi oppfatter er den største trusselen til enhver tid. Selv om det i overflaten har fremstått som stille i MC-miljøet, betyr ikke dette at vi ikke følger med. Vi driver etterretning og når det dukker opp ting, følger vi opp, forklarer Nordtvedt.
Adresseavisen har vært i telefonisk kontakt med to menn som har tilknytning til Trolla Brug, for å få en kommentar til politiets aksjon og beslag i forrige uke. Den ene ønsket ikke å kommentere saken, og henviste til telefonnummeret som er registrert på Bynesveien 100. Til tross for gjentatte henvendelser over to dager, er det imidlertid ingen som svarer på dette nummeret. Den andre mannen uttalte følgende - etter å ha ringt tilbake på et tapt anrop fra Adresseavisen:
- Det er ikke noe å kommentere. Politiet har ikke funnet noe.

Norway - AA.

June 23, 2017

Hevnen er bittersøt

Document.no og Rights.no skal underlegges forskning. «Gammelmedia» og myndigheter tåler ikke å bli kikket i kortene. Gjennom å karakterisere konkurrenter som høyreekstreme håper de å slippe unna konkurransen og bli værende i sin egen lille boble.

C-REX – Senter for ekstremismeforskning; høyreekstremisme, hatkriminalitet og ekstremistisk vold –  – et underbruk av Universitetet i Oslo, skal forske på Document.no og Rights.no. Funnene er antakelig gitt på forhånd når disse «forskerne» tar oppdraget; dette er sider der «de høyreekstreme» samles og dyrker konspirasjonsteorier.  Spørsmålet forskere burde stille seg er; hvorfor har Document.no og Rights.no nyhetssaker som topper over store mediehus – og hva forteller det oss om «gammelmedias» rolle i samfunnsdebatten?

Denne uken ble omsider rapporten om «utenforskapsområdene» i Sverige lagt fram. Selv den politisk korrekte rikspolissjef Dan Eliasson virket ubekvem og rådløs, og saken ble behørig dekket i svenske medier. Hvilke medier har dekket denne saken i Norge? Rights.no og Document.no. er de som faktisk har dekket saken på en grundig og god måte. De andre forbigår saken stort sett i stillhet.

Rett over vår langstrakte grense mot Sverige finnes i dag 23 områder der politiet opplever ikke å ha kontroll. 5000 kriminelle fordelt på 200 nettverk. Utviklingen har vært eksplosiv bare på ett år, fra 2015 til 2016. De som følger med i svenske media, både de gamle og de nye, er ikke overrasket.

Alvorlige skyteepisoder, grov vold og voldtekter, angrep på politi, ambulanser og brannbiler, islamisme på fremmarsj. De fleste episodene blir ikke engang nevnt i NRK, Aftenposten og VG.

Når vi da ser tilløp til lignende utviklingstrekk i Oslo; steinkasting mot politi på uttrykning, bilbranner, hærverk rettet mot politibiler, bruk av vold blant stadig yngre og en økning i organisert kriminalitet, er det ikke da naturlig å ta en titt over kjølen? Rapportere litt mer, granske litt mer?

Litt mindre egenreklame for ungdomsserien Skam i NRKs nyhetsflater – eller servil støtte til Macron og Merkel?

Vi går nå gjennom en historisk endring av befolkningssammensetningen i Skandinavia, det har store konsekvenser både kulturelt, samfunnsmessig og økonomisk. Noen av oss har kjent endringene på kroppen over flere år, andre kommer etter – og de etterlyser fakta, informasjon, konsekvensanalyser.

I stedet får de vinklede og nærmest ideologiske nyheter fra de tidligere enerådende mediehusene. Det er ingen søt hevn fra Document.no og Rights.no, den er heller bittersøt. Det hadde vært sunt for alle om flere skrev mer om temaene og analyserte utviklingen. Og i mens går utviklingen sin gang, mot et samfunn flere av oss lurer på om kommer til å ligne Sverige.

Document - Af Nora.

Athens gang members indicted for Facebook Live assault

A Clarke County grand jury recently indicted three Athens street gang members for an alleged brutal attack on a teen broadcast live on social media. The alleged Bloods gang members beat and stomped the 18-year-old victim the night of May 10 at Timber Chase apartments on Sycamore Drive, and they aired the assault as it happened on Facebook Live, according to Athens-Clarke County police.

According to police, the victim was attacked for having done or said something that “disrespected” members of the gang. Two suspects — Eddie Bernard Thomas, 28, and 24-year-old Cedric Vonterries Ballard — were arrested three days later after being identified by police from the Facebook video. Ballard was a Bloods member and Thomas belonged to the Crips street gang, according to the indictment.      
A third gang member charged in the indictment for the attack was Ricky D. Whitehead Jr., 28, also identified as a Bloods member. According to the indictment, filed this week in Clarke County Superior Court, each defendant was charged with multiple violations of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act and two counts of aggravated assault.

Ballard was additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for having a rifle in an unspecified incident that occurred a week after the Facebook Live attack. The assault victim’s girlfriend learned about the attack from a friend who saw the Facebook Live video, police said. After she contacted the victim by phone, he told her he had made his way to another apartment complex on West Broad Street. She took a bus to the location and from there called 911, police said.

The victim was mostly incoherent and unable to provide much information, but police said they obtained a video of the beating, which identified two of the attackers as local street gang members.

The victim told police as many as four people might have attacked him. Ballard was one of seven suspects implicated in a November 2015 gang shootout in West Athens that killed an innocent bystander, 23-year-old Breana Blackwell, who was sitting in a parked car near the shooting.

Though police were unable to identify the person who fired the gun that killed Blackwell, all of the suspects were arrested in March for violating the street gang act. For the Facebook Live assault, Ballard was being held without bail at the Clarke County Jail and Thomas was being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

Whitehead was released from custody earlier this month after posting an $11,000 bond, according to court records.


PSA: Bandidos, Outlaws, Hells Angels Support Gear???????

If you are thinking about purchasing some support gear of a motorcycle club, it's probably best that you are actually known to the club, and that you buy said gear directly from the club, or from their website. Respect goes a long way with you, me, and them. A lack of respect also goes a long way...

Lone Wolf and Bandidos bikie turf war breaks out at Tweed Heads

A VIOLENT bikie brawl outside a Tweed Heads restaurant shattered Origin celebrations as families witnessed a turf war between rival gangs. Eight minutes after kick-off, more than a dozen patched Lone Wolf and Bandidos bikies clashed outside Seagulls Club in front of patrons trying to enjoy the game.

Tweed police crime manager Brendon Cullen described the men as “thugs and hoodlums” and said the community would not be intimidated.
“They were intimidating families ... it is incredibly cowardly,” he said. “We will find out who these men are and when we do they will be banned from every establishment in our liquor accord area.
“Bikies think they own turf ... but we will not tolerate turf wars in this area.”

It is understood one gang was eating at the restaurant when a rival group turned up. The confrontation quickly turned violent when one man was pushed against a wall, prompting a larger fight.

Diners made multiple calls to police but both gangs split before officers arrived.
Det Insp Cullen said there did not appear to be any weapons involved and they were reviewing CCTV footage after police found a number of members further down the street at a shopping centre car park on Scenic Dr.

Local Liquor store manager John Mellifont said he’d been told police had lined up the bikie members against the outside wall of his shop. “(bikie gangs) are always a bit of a concern,” Mr Mellifont said.

Tweed MP Geoff Provest said he had been advised there were no formal club houses in the region anymore.

Australia - BN.

June 22, 2017

200 Biker bringen Xander (10) zur Schule

In Sydney N.S. in Kanada haben 200 Motorrad-Biker einen 10 Jahre alten Jungen unter lautem Motoren-Gedröhne zur Schule eskortiert. Grund: Xander Rose wurde in der Harbourside Elementary School seit langer Zeit gemein von Mitschülern gemobbt.

Seine Mutter Katie Laybolt konnte die Situation nicht mehr ertragen. Sie sagte „CTV News“: „Es war verrückt. Sie haben ihn im Bus nicht neben sich sitzen lassen. Er kam mit zerrissener Kleidung nach Hause. Sie riefen Xander nach: ‚Geh' uns stirb in einem Loch‘. “

Mama Katie wendete sich an die Schule, Eltern, die Kinder selbst. Nichts verbesserte sich. Als Xander einen Aufsatz über sein schönstes Schulerlebnis schreiben sollte, sagte er: „Ich kann mich an nichts Schönes erinnern.“ Da hatte Katie genug.

Sie wendete sich per Facebook an die „Defenders Of The Children“ – eine Biker-Organisation aus den USA. Sie bemüht sich darum, Kindern in solchen Notsituationen das Gefühl von Sicherheit zu übermitteln. Die amerikanischen Biker wiederum starteten gemeinsam mit einer kanadischen Bikerin einen Aufruf in Xanders Heimat.

Am gestrigen Mittwoch dann war es so weit: 200 Biker auf 150 Maschinen versammelten sich laut „The Cape Breton Post“ mit blubbernden Motoren vor Xanders Haus. An der Spitze der Kolonne durfte Xander zur Schule brummen. Ein beeindruckender – und auch einschüchternder – Begleitschutz zur Schule.

10 Fakten über den Gremium MC!

Hells Angels Documentary - HAMC 1%er MC Organized Crime Biography

Prozess gegen Leipziger Hells Angels startet

In Leipzig eskalierte die Gewalt zwischen Rocker der Hells Angels und United Tribuns. Der Prozess gegen Leipziger Hells Angels Member läuft unter verschärften Sicherheitsvorkehrungen. Am 25. Juni vor einem Jahr spielen sich auf der Leipziger Eisenbahnstraße Szenen wie in einem Actionfilm ab:

Etwa 20 Mitglieder der Rockergang Hells Angels MC Leipzig kreuzen an jenem Samstagnachmittag auf dem Freisitz eines Bistros auf, das der verfeindeten Straßengang United Tribuns Iron City zugerechnet wird. Ein Anwohner alarmiert gegen 15 Uhr die Polizei. Die ersten Beamten sind schnell zur Stelle und sprechen die Höllenengel als Gefährder an, um für Ruhe zu sorgen. Währenddessen tauchen Mitglieder der United Tribuns auf, es wird gestritten, Gegenstände fliegen. Einer der Hells Angels schubst einen Kommissar beiseite. Dann wird scharf geschossen, mindestens neunmal. Ein Anwärter der United Tribuns, der 27-jährige Türke Veysel A., stirbt wenig später auf der Intensivstation einer Leipziger Klinik, er wurde durch sieben Schüsse getötet. Zwei weitere Tribuns Mitglieder werden mit Bauchschüssen im Kugelhagel schwer verletzt. Erst ein Großaufgebot der Polizei kann das Duell der Rivalen stoppen, 14 Hells Angels werden festgenommen.

Jetzt hat das Landgericht Leipzig die Anklage der Staatsanwaltschaft Leipzig zugelassen: Der Prozess beginnt unter verschärften Sicherheitsvorkehrungen am 17. Juli. Schon jetzt sind 36 Verhandlungstage bis in den Januar 2018 angesetzt. Weitere Termine können folgen. Auf der Anklagebank sitzen laut Landgericht vier Mitglieder der Hells Angels Leipzig. Unter ihnen sind der mutmaßliche Todesschütze, der 31-jährige Stefan S., und der frühere Präsident des Leipziger Charter, Marcus Matz Er soll laut Ermittlern noch auf das angeschossene Opfer eingetreten haben.

Gefahr weiterer Eskalation
Angeklagt sind zudem zwei weitere Hells Angels von 40 und 45 Jahren. Die Staatsanwaltschaft wirft den vieren gemeinschaftlichen Mord aus niederen Beweggründen und zweifachen versuchten Mord vor – die Schüsse seien eine gezielte Racheaktion gewesen. Das Landgericht hat indessen bereits signalisiert, dass die drei Angeklagten, die nicht geschossen haben sollen, weniger scharf verurteilt werden könnten.

Klar ist, dass der Prozess unter scharfen Sicherheitsvorkehrungen ablaufen soll – „aufgrund des erheblichen öffentlichen Interesses, aber auch des möglichen Konfliktpotenzials der beiden Gruppierungen“, so ein Sprecher des Landgerichts. Schon nach den tödlichen Schüssen auf offener Straße warnte das Innenministerium in einer Lageeinschätzung vor Racheakten. Es bestehe „ein erhöhtes Vergeltungsrisiko durch die United Tribuns, sowie wechselseitige Machtdemonstrationen“, hieß es Ende Juni. Und: „Der Getötete gehörte einem ethnischen und religiösen Milieu an, in dem Blutrache praktiziert wird“, so das Ministerium weiter. „Die aktuelle Entwicklung birgt die Gefahr einer weiteren erheblichen Eskalation der Gewalt.“

Bisher kam es nicht dazu. Die Leipziger Hells Angels hat sich kurz nach der Schießerei offiziell aufgelöst. Vereinsheim und Internetpräsenz verschwanden. Veysel A. wurde bei einem Trauermarsch von den etwa 150 Tribuns Anhängern verabschiedet – weitgehend friedlich, aber unter großem Polizeiaufgebot. Hintergrund der Schießerei waren offenbar Revierkämpfe. Die 2004 gegründeten United Tribuns mit Anhängern verschiedener Nationalitäten versuchen massiv, Einfluss zu gewinnen, auch in der Leipziger Eisenbahnstraße. Bayerns Verfassungsschutz warnte bereits vor einem „erheblichen Konfliktpotenzial“, wenn Gebietsansprüche und Vormachtstellungen etablierter Rockerklubs angegriffen würden.

Hells Angels Boss Marcus Matz war nach der Schießerei abgetaucht und wurde per europaweitem Haftbefehl gesucht. Nach einem Insidertipp nahm ihn die österreichische Spezialeinheit Cobra Anfang Januar im Hells Angels Clubhaus in Wien fest. Er wurde vier Wochen später nach Leipzig überstellt und sitzt seither in Untersuchungshaft – wie auch die anderen drei Angeklagten.

Germany - SZ.

Arrest made in Riverside fatal shooting of Orange County Hell’s Angels member

Riverside police arrested a suspect Wednesday, June 21, in the May 21 shooting of an Orange County Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang member (link is external) in Riverside. Officer Ryan Railsback on Wednesday afternoon confirmed to The Press-Enterprise that the arrest was made, but would not confirm the suspect’s name to prevent the investigation from being impacted.

More information regarding the arrest will be released at a press conference Thursday, Railsback said. Earlier this month, police officials said the shooting was believed to be related to a feud between the Hell’s Angels and rival motorcycle gang the Mongols; the feud has been active for decades.

The May 21 shooting — in which 31-year-old James Duty, of Orange, was killed — was believed by police to be the first violent encounter between the groups in Riverside since the 1970s. Duty and other motorcyclists clad in Hell’s Angels insignia were ambushed at the Shell gas station at 3502 Adams St. in Riverside, officials said. Duty was taken to a hospital, where he later died. A second victim was shot in the head, but the bullet struck his helmet and he was not injured.


Igen uroligheder i Aarhus: Skyderi og slagsmål på åben gade

Skyderi, slagsmål og en kort kidnapning var nogle af de hændelser, som Østjyllands Politi onsdag aften har skullet rykke ud til i det vestlige Aarhus. Først fik man kl. 20.15 en anmeldelse om, at to mænd på en scooter havde skudt mod en 25-årig mand på torvet i Rosenhøj.
- Den 25-årige blev dog ikke ramt, men de to mænd flygtede hurtigt fra stedet i ukendt retning, oplyser Østjyllands Politi.

Kort efter modtog politiet endnu en anmeldelse - denne gang om et større slagsmål ved Viby Ringvej og Snapagervej i Åbyhøj.
- Da vi kom frem, flygtede de fleste fra stedet, men to mænd på 18 og 21 år blev anholdt og sigtet for overtrædelse af ordensbekendtgørelsen, lyder det fra politiet.

Kidnappede kvindelig bilist

Inden slagsmålet oplevede en kvindelig bilist, der kom kørende med lav hastighed nordpå ad Ringvejen, at to mænd hoppede ind på passagersædet i hendes bil. De bad hende derefter køre hurtigt fra stedet, hvilket hun gjorde.
- Den kvindelige bilist nåede dog ikke så langt, før en anden bil kørte ind foran hende og nogle mænd steg ud og hentede de to "passagerer" i hendes bil, hvorefter de kørte fra stedet ad Åby Ringvej i nordgående retning, siger Østjyllands Politi.

Læs ogsåSkyderi i Aarhus V igen: To mænd skudt i benene

Det er politiets formodning, at der kan være sammenhæng mellem hændelserne, og at der er en relation til den igangværende bandekonflikt i Aarhus.

Østjyllands Politi er i øjeblikket til stede på de to gerningssteder - i henholdsvis Viby og Åbyhøj - for at foretage gerningsstedsundersøgelser. Efterforskningen af hændelserne er i fuld gang, hvorfor der på nuværende tidspunkt ikke kan gives yderligere oplysninger.

OBS: I denne artikel er der tidligere blevet anvendt et arkivfoto med flere genkendelige personer. Billedet er fra en tidligere episode, og personerne har derfor ikke relation til onsdagens hændelser.

Denmark - TV2 Østjylland

June 21, 2017

Motorcycle gang melee reported in Taylor

A reported melee in Taylor between more than two dozen motorcycle gang members prompted deluge of police to the Downvalley on Tuesday night, borough police said. A caller to 911 said a group of “one-percenters” — a term that applies to motorcycle gang members associated with criminal activity — started a “pushing and shoving match” at Oak Street Express, 601 Main St., shortly before 10 p.m., Police Chief Stephen Derenick said. A Taylor bar had hosted a “bike night” Tuesday and was packed with motorcycle enthusiasts, the chief said. A few reportedly started a fight and fled before police arrived. No charges have been filed. One person was arrested on unrelated drug charges, the chief said. The fight, which reportedly did not involve weapons, drew a police response from the Downvalley communities, Scranton and the state police.



MS-13: How a deadly gang gained strength in the DC

WASHINGTON — A decade ago, the gang MS-13 was weakened to the point it was considered a lower priority for law enforcement in the D.C. metro region. But a series of factors has given new strength to the gang, and it has drawn renewed attention after a series of high-profile killings.
“We have seen a resurgence of MS-13 in the past four or five years,” said an FBI agent who spoke with WTOP on the condition of anonymity. A Fairfax County gang task force leader who has tracked MS-13 for more than 15 years says the gang is “much more violent” than ever.

Three murders associated with the gang have been committed in Virginia this year; two more were committed in Montgomery County, Maryland, last year. A total of 30 suspects believed to be connected with the gang have been arrested in these killings, including 10 juveniles, some of whom are being charged as adults. (Not all the victims were connected with MS-13.)

And 29 members of MS-13 were arrested recently in a nationwide gang crackdown, including 11 at a house in Falls Church in April. The gang deals largely in drug-running, extortion (in the form of protection rackets) and sex trafficking, a number of sources in and out of law enforcement said.

They have developed a “more advanced and regulated structure than many other gangs in the United States,” the FBI agent told WTOP.

“The vast majority of their crimes are gang-on-gang,” inspired by the need to control territory and the crime-related revenue that comes from such control, Jay Lanham, a retired assistant chief of the Prince William County police and executive director of the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force, said.
The FBI agent who spoke to WTOP agreed.
“Any transgressions against the organization, real and/or perceived, become punishable by death.”

For a long time, the individual cells, called clicas (pronounced CLEE-cas), collaborated loosely and mostly independently. But a paper sponsored in part by American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies shows there has been more international communication with gang leaders in El Salvador giving orders and demanding financial support from clicas in the United States.

MS-13 has become a symbol for Latin-American violence. President Donald Trump has cited the gang as indicative of a broken immigration system that lets criminals roam easily across American borders.
“We’re getting kids from other countries who have killed people down there, who have committed murders, who are coming here and recruiting. And they’re coming here with that one goal — the gangs are sending them here,” Fairfax County Police Detective Ken Compher said at a recent roundtable on gang violence in Northern Virginia. But, it wasn’t always that way.

An American gang

is a Latin American group that got its start in the Los Angeles area in the 1980s. It began among a group of refugees from the civil war in El Salvador who were looking to protect themselves against other gangs, particularly one known as 18th Street or Barrio 18. In the 1990s, the end of the civil war led to the deportation of many Salvadorans, particularly convicts, which in turn led to the transplantation of MS-13 into El Salvador.

For years afterward, the gang spread across the U.S. — including the D.C. area — as Salvadorans settled. U.S. Census Bureau numbers from 2015 indicate that El Salvador is the most common country of origin for foreign-born residents of the D.C. area, at 15 percent — the next most common was India, at only 7 percent. Guatemala and Honduras, two other countries cited as having MS-13 presences, are also in the top 15.
“Where you see immigrant populations, you will likely see the gang,” said Asiano Davila, the FBI’s program manager for the Transnational Gang Task Force, who oversees gang operations and investigations in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. “Immigrant communities already know the threat the gang represents for them and their family here in the U.S. and back home. Also, gang members move to areas where they have a support system — family, friends or other gang members.”

The clicas in the U.S. still help each other, particularly in terms of providing members refuge from the law.
“They can conduct a violent act in, for example, the Northern Virginia area,” Davila said, “and they will then leave the area because of law enforcement scrutiny and head to another area that has MS-13 presence. And that MS-13 will give safe haven to that gang member.”

Because MS-13 is considered a “transnational criminal organization,” Davila said the FBI has to be transnational as well. “The FBI has offices all over the country and other countries as well. So we’re trying to connect all the investigators that work and combat MS-13 [so they can] be comfortable with reaching out to one another.”

According to InSight Crime, a foundation that studies organized crime in the Americas, in the early and mid-2000s a series of cases, including in Maryland, dealt a serious blow to the gang. About 20 gang members were sent to prison in cases before the federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland, under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law. The law is aimed at gangs and crime syndicates, particularly their leaders.

By 2007, the Washington Office on Latin America wrote in a report, which was cited by the FBI, that “relative to other public security threats in the area, Central American gangs are not a high priority concern for area law enforcement.” But in the past few years, MS-13 has been growing, and the violence has been rising again, including in the D.C. area, for a few reasons.

Younger than ever

“A couple of years ago, the gangs started recruiting heavily in the schools to up their numbers,” Lanham said. Juveniles now make up a majority of the MS-13 members he sees. In a 2009 report, the Northern Virginia task force said that three-quarters of members of all gangs in Northern Virginia said they’d joined by age 14, one-quarter by age 12. Lanham said that number has only gone up.
That makes the reinvigorated gang “much more violent,” Lanham said. “They’re trying to make a name for themselves.”

Last month, MS-13 member Vanesa Alvarado, 20, was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison for her part in the murder of Cristian Villagran-Morales, 18, in June of last year. She lured him to Malcolm King Park in Gaithersburg with the promise of sex. Four other gang members stabbed him more than 150 times. Villagran-Morales, prosecutors said, had thrown an 18th Street sign while buying marijuana from some MS-13 members. He wasn’t a member of 18th Street or any gang.

Lanham added that one reason for the influx of young people is the surge in unaccompanied minors heading from Central America and Mexico into the U.S.
“The vast majority of these kids are good kids who are just trying to do the right thing and be kids,” Lanham said. But “some of [them] have been sent here from Latin America, who have already been involved in gangs.”

The anonymous FBI agent said that “they embrace the principle that gang membership is for life. So the criminal organization replaces the family concept.” Lanham agreed. Even if a young person comes to the States with no intention of joining a gang, a gang such as MS-13 will take advantage of the fact that they’re in homes with people they don’t really know, and don’t have a strong family structure around them.

A matter of money

A 2009 report by the task force said that there were about 3,000 MS-13 members in Northern Virginia. Now, Lanham estimates there are “over 5,000 easy.” But he doesn’t know the exact number for sure and that leads to the other reason for MS-13’s resurgence in the area: a lack of money for gang prevention.

Law enforcement officials describe the ideal anti-gang method as a three-pronged approach: education, intervention/prevention and enforcement. But that costs money. Lanham and Capt. Paul Cleveland of Fairfax County police’s anti-gang unit have said Congress has fallen down on the job.

The Northern Virginia Gang Task Force used to have a budget of $3 million a year. Now, it runs on $325,000. The difference? Lanham said the elimination of earmarks by Congress in 2012 decimated the task force’s budget. Where the money came from the federal government, particularly through the efforts of then-Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Virginia, it now comes from individual departments who chip in what they can. At the Northern Virginia roundtable last month, Cleveland also cited the loss of earmark money, adding, “It really is just a budgeting thing, in my mind.”

Gangs including MS-13 are starting to recruit kids in middle school, Cleveland said, and so jailing people isn’t enough. Of the three-pronged approach, Cleveland said, “It’s all got to be funded the same. If one of these pieces breaks down and it’s not funded it hurts the other two.”
“Kids … would come in and I would have a place to send them, and say ‘ … here’s an at-risk kid. Can you get him involved in something?’ And sure enough — soccer, or whatever it may be. But he’s not at the gang.  …
“Can some of those kids be saved? Sure. But it all has to work through … efforts in the community.

And that has to be funded. We can do a great job of going out and arresting people, but these at-risk kids — where are we gonna put them if the programs aren’t funded? There’s a lot of great work that’s being done here, but unfortunately it’s on a duct-tape-and-Band-Aids budget right now.
“That’s the reality of what we’re dealing with.”


Finks bikie Adam Luke Gould found not guilty of Wallsend service station attack

A HIGH-RANKING Finks bikie has been found not guilty of attacking rival outlaw motorcycle gang members with a baseball bat during a wild brawl at a Wallsend service station.

Adam Luke Gould, 32, was acquitted of affray, using an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and having custody of an implement in a public place in Newcastle Local Court on Tuesday after Magistrate Les Brennan found he could not be certain the person he saw on CCTV footage wielding a baseball bat was the heavily tattooed Mr Gould.

The brawl between the Finks and Nomads erupted about 8.10pm on December 9 last year when the gangs coincidentally arrived at service stations across the road from one another. CCTV footage played during the hearing showed one of the Finks leading a group across the road towards the Nomads, while another member of the Finks removes a baseball bat from the backseat of his car and puts it down his pants.

Then CCTV footage from the service station on the eastbound lanes of Thomas Street showed the Finks bikie wrestling with a Nomads bikie over the baseball bat. The Finks bikie gains control and two Nomads back away, one of them arming himself with a squeegee mop.

Then the Fink swings the bat and hits the Nomad in the left side of the head, causing a cut to his head.

When spoken to by police, the Nomad, 26, said: “I fell over and hit my head.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Nomad did not cooperate with the police investigation. In fact, none of the witnesses agreed to give evidence, leaving the prosecution to rely on only the CCTV footage of the brawl to prove their case.

Nonetheless, they said the Finks member who crossed the road first, wrestled with the Nomad and swung the bat was Mr Gould, submitting he was identifiable by the numerous tattoos on his face.

But Mr Brennan wasn’t so sure.
“I have seen the accused before, probably in court, I don't know,” Mr Brennan said.
“Other than that I don't know him.
“What he has done to his face is fairly unforgettable, with tattoos.
“He is not alone in having done that to himself.
“The person I saw on the screen appeared to have some markings on his face and head.
“On my part I couldn't say it was the accused.”

After the decision, Mr Gould’s solicitor, Zemarai Khatiz, applied for professional costs, claiming the police had failed to investigate the matter properly.
“The case against the defendant was doomed to fail, due to the lack of evidence and lack of investigation,” Mr Khatiz said.
“There was no way that the prosecution was going to get a conviction on that CCTV by itself.”

Mr Brennan agreed, awarding $5720 in costs to Mr Gould. Mr Gould had spent some time in custody before he was granted bail. He was charged in January, around the time a Hunter anti-bikie squad began to crackdown on the region’s outlaw motorcycle gangs.

Since then there have been a number of tit-for-tat attacks between the two gangs, drive-by shootings, numerous police raids and arrests. A number of Nomads bikies remain before the courts in relation to a weekend of violence in March, which culminated in the gang’s clubhouse at Islington being hit with a hail of gunfire.

Australia - BN.

Bar owner stands up to dozens of bikers

One man versus 3 dozen bikers.
A Bossier City bar owner stands his ground against dozens of bikers, telling them they're not welcomed at his establishment. And his encounter with the bikers, who were allegedly threatening to kill other bikers from another motorcycle club, was captured on surveillance video,
"They act like 6-year-olds," says Ed Jackson, a retired Shreveport police officer of 20 years, talking about the biker gang mentality in general.
"If they ain't got a gang backing them up, they have no backbone."

Jackson bought this bar, now named Rack2Rack, located off I-20 near Diamond Jacks Boulevard about a year and a half ago.
"It was a Bandidos hangout. They don't like it now because they're not welcomed," explains Jackson.

He adds he runs a clean and safe bar which caters to many avid pool players. But this past Saturday night, Jackson says members of the Bandidos, Gray Ghosts and OK Riders Motorcycle Club members rolled up outside his bar.

However, instead of locking the doors and hunkering down inside, Jackson says he walked outside and confronted them before they could reach his front doors.
"I stepped up and told them up front, you're not welcomed."

Jackson says one biker threw something in his direction, shattering one of the bar's front doors, but he still stood his ground. He adds the encounter lasted about 5 minutes before the bikers finally began riding off when they could hear sirens in the distance getting closer and closer. When asked if he was intimidated at any time, the former police officer answered with, "No. I dealt with the Bloods and Crips back in the late 80's. They ain't nothing compared to them."

Bossier City Police report arresting 30-year-old Eric Lee Pameticky of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was booked on a charge of illegal carrying a weapon, careless operation, and resisting arrest.


June 20, 2017

Suspected Hell's Angels charged with attempted murder of a police officer

A suspected Hell's Angels member from Eaton is facing two attempted murder charges after investigators say he shot at a police officer during a car chase.

The string of events leading to 36-year-old John Lockhart's arrest began just after midnight June 11 when someone on a black motorcycle shot through the back window of a passing SUV.

About an hour later, a Milliken police officer spotted a motorcycle that matched the description from the earlier shooting and attempted to pull it over in Milliken, but the driver sped away. The officer heard what she thought was the sound of the motorcycle backfiring, but later found a bullet in the front grill of her patrol car.

Greeley officers spotted the motorcycle speeding through the city, reaching 100 mph, June 13. Investigators used surveillance footage from nearby businesses and Lockart's Facebook page to identify Lockhart as the driver and learn he is associated with the Hell's Angels Nomads chapter based in LaSalle, which is just south of Greeley.

Officers arrested Lockhart after searching his home. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer, attempted first-degree murder, two counts of vehicular eluding and illegal discharge of a firearm.

He is currently in the Weld County Jail on a $1 million bond.


Hells Angels busted for drugs in Sudbury

CBC is reporting that "A multi-jurisdictional police operation shut down a regional drug ring in Sudbury, arresting two members of the Hell's Angels, and charging 13 other people with trafficking." Police seized 7,000 tablets of crystal meth as well as a trace amount of crack, cocaine, pot and a pot oil called shatter.

"Police also busted an after-hours bar in Sudbury operated by the Hell's Angels, where they found and seized evidence in relation to illegal alcohol sales." Sudbury dot com is reporting that Police said the subjects of Project Stinton were also related, through its Hells Angels connection, with the Driftwood Crips, a street gang that was the subject of another major drug bust last week, Project Kronic, that focussed mainly on Toronto, but also involved Greater Sudbury."

As we recall, the Hells Angels used Greg Wooley to supply all the Crips in Montreal with drugs. The crips wear blue while the bloods wear red. When a leader of a Montreal bloods gang called the Beau Gars slapped Greg Wooley in the face and challenged him to a fight for trying to get them to sell drugs for the Hells Angels, Greg Wooley backed down and the Hells Angels had the guy that slapped him shot dead to maintian their monopoly on the drug trade.

Canada - GO/DW.

June 19, 2017

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Lawsuit will explore Fresno’s bygone era of outlaw bikers

In the old days, Robert Williams used to drink and fight, talk back to cops, race around the Valley on a Harley chopper and cause all sorts of trouble.It was a badge of honor to be known as a tough guy in the 5 Diamonds outlaw biker gang, he says.

Williams’ renegade image took a blow in 2014. He contends in a Fresno County Superior Court lawsuit (link is external)that he was falsely accused of exposing himself to a 5-year-old girl at the Riverbend Mobile Home Park in Sanger so a manager could illegally evict him and his wife.

Now he is fighting for his life — literally.
“In his world, being labeled a child molester is a death sentence,” said Fresno attorney Justin Vecchiarelli, who has filed a defamation lawsuit to clear Williams’ name.

Williams, 58, is a leftover from a notorious time when the Hells Angels and other outlaw bikers roamed the Valley highways and took over places like Fran’s Covered Wagon on Whitesbridge Avenue in Fresno, Mike’s Bar below Friant Dam and Ducey’s Lodge at Bass Lake in Madera County.

Those places are long gone: Fran’s got demolished four decades ago for a drug and alcohol recovery program; Mike’s Bar was sold about 10 years ago; and the old Ducey’s burned to the ground in the summer of 1988. But for Williams, those hangouts represented a treasured past, a time when men were men and disrespect wasn’t tolerated.
“He would fight at the drop of a hat,” said Robert Verduzco, current president of the 5 Diamonds motorcycle club who has known Williams at least 30 years.
“Hurting a child? That’s not him,” Verduzco said.

Outlaw biker gangs came to prominence in the 1950s and 1960s, becoming the symbol for a young, rebellious generation whose only concern was to have a good time, the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Organized Crime and Criminal Intelligence (link is external) said in May 1991 report.

These gangs would ride into a town and drink and brawl to their hearts’ content, the report says.
The culture started changing in the 1970s, when the biker gangs turned into criminal enterprises, selling drugs and using violence and intimidation, as well as their expertise with weaponry, to become a formidable threat to society, the report says.

The report says the Hells Angels, the Bandidos, the Pagans and the Outlaws were considered the “Big Four” biker gangs. Since then, the Mongols have joined the infamous group. Though the 5 Diamonds aren’t in the same league as the Hells Angels, the gang has some street cred — it was identified in the report as one of 48 lesser-known outlaw biker gangs in California.
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Former outlaw biker sues to clear name (link is external)

According to Vecchiarelli, Williams’ role in the 5 Diamonds plays a major role in his lawsuit.
“Outlaw bikers hate child molesters,” the lawyer said. If Williams isn’t successful in court, he “could end up in a shallow grave,” Vecchiarelli said.

Vecchiarelli and co-counsel Steven Stoker spell out the issue in court papers.
They have sued Riverbend Mobile Home Park and its former manager, Rocky Munson, for slander, assault and battery, retaliatory eviction and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The trial is pending. The defendants and their lawyers declined to return numerous telephone calls and emails. But in court papers, they denied the allegations, saying their actions “were justified and necessary because of the unlawful immoral conduct of the plaintiff.”

In addition, they said the child-molestation accusation against Williams is protected free speech. (Williams was never criminally charged with molestation.)
The legal response caused Williams to bristle.
“It’s a total lie,” he said.

Quiet life shattered

Filed in November 2013, the lawsuit barely mentions Williams’ carefree life as a 5 Diamonds biker from 1985 to 2002. Instead, the lawsuit focuses on the quiet life that Williams and his wife, Kimberly, were living at Riverbend Mobile Home Park on Kings Canyon Road, along the Kings River.
“It was great waking up to the sounds of birds and seeing all those trees,” said Williams, who moved into the mobile home park in October 2010.

His tranquil life ended Jan. 3, 2012, when he fell through an old wooden bridge on the mobile home property and injured his back, the lawsuit says. Once he sued Riverbend for medical expenses, Munson began harassing Williams, the lawsuit says.

For example, Munson would ignore Williams’ request for a new gas meter, which caused Williams’ propane tank to run out twice. Munson also shut off Williams’ water multiple times, the lawsuit says.
By April 2013, Munson was yelling at Williams. He then made about 30 complaints about Williams to the Sheriff’s Office, accusing Williams of “actions that he did not commit,” the lawsuit says.

Before the Jan. 3, 2012, accident, Munson never had complained to the Sheriff’s Office about Williams, nor did Williams ever suffer harassment from Munson, the lawsuit says.

In September 2013, Munson escalated his actions, allegedly punching Williams’ injured back and spitting in Williams’ face and telling Williams he was no longer allowed in the common areas of the mobile home park, the lawsuit says.

Once Williams settled his personal injury lawsuit against Riverbend in February 2014, the mobile home park retaliated by filing an unlawful detainer against Williams, the lawsuit says. In general, an unlawful detainer lawsuit is brought by a landlord to regain possession of rented property and receive payment of back rent. In order to legally evict a tenant, the landlord must file an unlawful detainer lawsuit.

In Riverbend’s unlawful detainer lawsuit, it listed in writing a number of complaints, including that Williams fought with his wife, disturbed other tenants, grew marijuana and that he “flashed his bare buttocks and used profanity against another park tenant and her 5-year-old daughter.” Munson also told tenants and others that the indecent exposure allegations against Williams were true, Williams’ lawsuit says.

The “slanderous statements,” specifically the one that alleged that Williams exposed himself to a young child, caused Williams to fear for his life, his lawsuit says.

That’s because outlaw bikers, Williams said, have a golden rule: Don’t harm children.
“We consider them innocent,” he said.

Williams moved out of the Riverbend park in June 2014 after Munson refused to accept his rent payments, his lawsuit says. The last straw was on June 2 last year when Williams walked into the manager’s office to pay his rent and noticed a gun on a desk next to Munson, the lawsuit says. “Munson dialed 911 and claimed he was in fear of his life and would have to shoot the plaintiff,” the lawsuit says.

In the recent interview, Williams said the allegation that he exposed himself has caused him anxiety and given him a painful rash of blisters on his arms. In his younger days, Williams, who has a faded tattoo of a dragon on his left arm and faded tattoos of an eagle and a snake on his right arm, said he would have handled the dispute himself — with his fists.

But he said he likes his freedom too much to resort to his former life.
Fresno County court records say Williams never has been accused of child molestation. But from 1987 to 2005, prosecutors filed six misdemeanors and six felony cases against him. The vast majority of cases were dismissed, the records show. And since 2006, he has had only three traffic tickets.
“I have never been convicted of a felony or gone to prison,” Williams said.

Among his convictions was his guilty plea in 1989 to misdemeanor assault. He was sentenced to three years of probation and mental health counseling. In 2003, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of drugs and was sentenced to a drug treatment program that he completed, court records show.

A year later, he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to probation and a batterer’s treatment program. He completed the Marjaree Mason Center’s domestic-violence program in 2007. Former lawman Jerry Pearce, who lives in the foothills northeast of Clovis, said he doesn’t know if Williams’ life is in danger because the 5 Diamonds aren’t well known. But he says outlaw bikers do have a code against child molesters. “They are despised,” he said.

Confronting biker gangs

Pearce knows what he is talking about — he once worked as a deputy sheriff in San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles counties, and in the 1960s he infiltrated the Hells Angels and rode with them on behalf of the California Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement. Today, he is a private investigator and best known locally for his radio program, “The Radio Detective.”

Former Madera Sheriff Ed Bates also said the 5 Diamonds weren’t well known, but the Hells Angels were the real deal. Bates, who was sheriff from 1970 to 1980, said the Hells Angels would come annually to Bass Lake and terrorize campers until he and his deputies ran them out of town.
“They knew I wasn’t kidding around,” said Bates, now 89 years old.

One time, Bates said he caught the Hells Angels using machine guns to cut down trees to use as firewood. After he arrested them, the Hells Angels put a hit out on him. Instead of hiding, Bates said he confronted a Hells Angels encampment, armed with a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol in one hand, and a .45-caliber long Colt revolver in the other.
“I told them I had a deputy hiding on the ridge with a sniper rifle and orders to kill if anything happened to me,” Bates said. “They backed down and left Madera County.”

Another time, law enforcement kicked the Hells Angels out of the town of Friant in Fresno County. But before they could ride toward Bass Lake, Bates said he confronted them on Highway 41 at the junction of Highway 145.

Wearing a white cowboy hat, blue jeans and boots, Bates said he stood on Highway 41, holding a 30-06 Springfield rifle with a 16-inch bayonet. He said he stopped the Hells Angels in their tracks. “They turned around and left,” he said.

Horrible childhood

Williams said his bad behavior as an outlaw biker was the product of horrible childhood. He said he was born in Bakersfield and quit school around the ninth grade. He said his father hated him and would beat him and his mother. He said he was glad when someone finally killed his father. “Some guy put a bullet in the back of his head while he was sitting at a bar,” Williams said. “I was about 24 years old then.”

Williams said he wanted to be an outlaw biker after hearing tales of them.
“They don’t play,” he said.

Like the time in April 1974, when the Mongols rumbled in from Los Angeles and tangled with local bikers in the parking lot of Mike’s Bar. Shots were fired, and one of the Mongols took a bullet in the leg, according to Williams and newspaper accounts.

The fight happened on the weekend of the Clovis Rodeo, an event that drew biker crowds of 800 to 1,000 to Friant in the 1970s and early ’80s, published reports say. The bikers also used to take over a bar at Pierce’s Park in Sanger, he said.

The bar and property once belonged to Otis Pierce, a gunslinging singer from Missouri who came to Sanger in 1926 and opened the bar and a dance hall alongside the Kings River that catered to outlaw bikers, cowboys, Native Americans and tourists seeking a drink and to hear Pierce and his friends play old-time country music.

Pierce’s Park gained notoriety in 1977 when it hosted a rally for the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Pierce offered the property after the group couldn’t find another Fresno County site to host it. He entertained a small crowd with his music until the cross-burning ceremony began, published reports say.

The bar burned down in August last year.
Williams said he was too young to be an outlaw biker back then. He joined the 5 Diamonds in 1985, when saw them in a bar near Pine Flat. He recalled that five of them stood up from their bar stools to fight him after he declined to introduce himself.
“I thought I was a badass,” he said.

One of the bikers punched him in the face and broke his nose.
“I learned respect that day,” he said.

The 5 Diamonds allowed him to join. Because he loved to fight, the 5-feet-8, 260-pound Williams soon became sergeant of arms.
Williams has a 5150 tattoo on his chest; 5150 is a California Welfare and Institutions Code that police cite when someone is mentally unstable and a danger to himself or others.
“He’s a different kind of individual,” said Verduzco, who vouched for Williams’ character: “He may like to fight, but he would never hurt a kid. That’s not him.”

Verduzco said the 5 Diamonds, which has chapters in Fresno, Tulare and Madera counties and recently celebrated 40 years in the Valley, also has changed. Though members still get into barfights once in awhile, Verduzco said they no longer see themselves as outlaws or renegades. Instead, they are motorcycle club members who do toy drives at Christmas and raise money for the Fresno Fire Department and nonprofits that rescue horses.
“Ninety percent of our membership have jobs,” Verduzco said.

Verduzco said Williams left the club in good standing.
Williams said he left because times changed and he wanted to settle down. Over the years, Williams said he has had several relationships, which have produced six children, 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He said he thought he had found happiness at the Riverbend Mobile Home Park. “It’s beautiful. It’s peaceful,” he said.

But when he was kicked out of Riverbend, he destroyed his mobile home. He and his wife, Kimberly, now live with relatives in Fresno until the lawsuit is resolved.
“My name, my reputation is all I have,” he said. “Everything else means nothing.”